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Selections illustrating the history of Greek mathematics /

GREEK MATHEMATICAL WORKS. The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is illustrated in two volumes. 1. The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic including properties...

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Other Authors: Bulmer-Thomas, Ivor, 1905-1993. (Translator, tr.)
Format: Book
Language: English
Ancient Greek
Published: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1991.
Series: Loeb classical library ; 335, 362.
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Summary: GREEK MATHEMATICAL WORKS. The wonderful achievement of Greek mathematics is illustrated in two volumes. 1. The divisions of mathematics; mathematics in Greek education; calculation; arithmetical notation and operations, including square root and cube root; Pythagorean arithmetic including properties of numbers; square root of 2; proportion and means; algabraic equations; Proclus; Thales; Pythagorean geometry; Democritus; Hippocrates of Chios; duplicating the cube and squaring the circle; trisecting angles; Theaetetus; Plato; Exodus of Cnidus (pyramid; cone, etc.); Aristotle (the infinite; the lever); Euclid. 2. Aristarchus (distances of sun and moon); Archimedes (cylinder, sphere, cubic equations; conoids; spheroids; spiral; expression of large numbers; mechanics; hydrostatics); Eratosthenes (measurement of the earth); Apollonius (conic sections and other works); later development of geometry; trigonometry (including Ptolmy's table of sines); mensuration - Heron of Alexandria; algebra - Diophantus (determinate and indeterminate equations); the revival of geometry - Pappus.
Item Description: Includes indexes.
Imprint varies.
Physical Description: 2 v. : ill. ; 17 cm.
Bibliography: 1980 repr. includes bibliographical references to 1979 (v. 1, p. xvii-lii).
ISBN: 0674993691 (v.1 American)
9780674993693 (v.1 American)
0434993352 (v.1 British)
9780434993352 (v.1 British)
0674993993 (v.2 American)
9780674993990 (v.2 American)
043499362X (v.2 British)
9780434993628 (v.2 British)